Feature above is the UK Orbit Books edition of Wards of Faerie! It will be published August 23, 2012. Here is a slightly different dust jacket summary from the UK publisher:

There was an age when the world was young. It was a time before the coming of humans, a time when magic was the dominant power – and it was named the age of Faerie.

Ever since this time, a bitter war has been raging between the forces of good and evil. And it was during this age that the Elfstones protecting the Elven race disappeared. They have been missing for thousands of years.

Now a clue to their location may have surfaced in the ancient diary of a princess, and it will be the beginning of an adventure that no-one could have anticipated.

This is the beginning of a breath-taking new series from the master of modern fantasy Terry Brooks. Returning to his core Shannara world, this spellbinding series will astound both seasoned Terry Brooks fans and those discovering his magical world for the first time.

Similar in style to the US edition, this one features different fonts, a different center icon, and a different color scheme. It’s gorgeous though. I’m excited to own both editions of it.

You can read more about it from Orbit Books HERE!

And who knows? Maybe I can get some pristine UK copies of Wards of Faerie for Terry to sign! Keep your fingers crossed!

Upcoming news? The new Russ Charpentier map, the Todd Lockwood artwork, more information about the Allanon short story, and interviews with Terry, Russ, Todd, and Del Rey Books art director Dave Stevenson!

For now, enjoy the artwork!

Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!